Researcher, theatre-maker, puppeteer & performer.

She is currently working towards an Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama at Northwestern University utilizing cognitive psychology to research puppetry and kinesthetic empathy, after having obtained her MA at RCSSD in London. She is the co-organizer of the binational festival Beyond the Wall.

About Me

Academic History

Northwestern University | Evanston, USA | June 2023 (Expected)

Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre & Drama

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama London, UK | December 2015

MA Advanced Theatre Practice

University of Glamorgan | Cardiff, UK | July 2012​

BA Drama (Theatre & Media) (First class honors)

Dissertation: Puppetry: The Visible Manipulator in Contemporary Puppet Theatre. (First Class)

Teaching & Research Experience

NYU Educational Theatre Forum 2018 | New York, USA | April 2017

Speaker

Casa del Lago | Mexico City, Mexico | October 2016 - August 2017

Instructor

CoIL | Mexico City, Mexico | September 2016 - January 2017​

Coordinator

The Churchill College | Mexico City, Mexico | April 2013

Substitute Teacher

Performance Experience

Beyond The Wall | US/Mexico | February 2017 - Present​

Organizer & Lead puppeteer

El viaje de Ali | Mexico City, Mexico | September 2016 - June 2018

Puppeteer

Las Huellas de Buda | Mexico City, Mexico | June 2018

Puppeteer and Voice artist

BARK | London, UK | September 2015 - March 2016

Company co-founder

Cumulus | Prague, Czech Republic | June 2015

Deviser & Producer

Karma No Karma | Mexico City, Mexico | April 2013 - September 2014

Creator & Director

Training & Workshops

Circus | La Fabrika | NoFit State Circus

Clown & Physical Comedy | Avner Eisenberg | Hilary Chaplain | Gabriela Muñoz 

Improvisation | Improbable | Omar Argentino | Ignacio López | Yann Berriet | Pilar Villanueva | Piolo Juvera

Linklater Technique | Juan David Amador

Puppetry | Gyre & Gimble | Yael Rasooly | The Paper Cinema | Improbable | Peter O'Rourke | Puppets in Prague | Karromato

Tango | Rojo y Negro | Tango Brigante | Sebastián Arce | Carlos Espinoza & Noelia Hurtado | Miguel García

Translating | Alfredo Michel Modenessi (A Great Feast of Languages)

Avenida Q | Mexico City, Mexico | October 2013 - September 2014

Stage Manager

FiguraT | Mexico City, Mexico | May - September 2013

Company member

Marionetas de la Esquina | Mexico City, Mexico | September 2012 - May 2013

Company member

Match d'Improvvisazione Teatrale | Italy | March 2012

Improviser

Emblem | Edinburgh, UK | August 2011

Co-director & Improviser

© by Ana Diaz Barriga.

Ana Diaz Barriga - CDMX - ana.diazbl@gmail.com